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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday......

On my Design Wall or maybe I should say "Floor" today is My WIP Winter/ Snoman Quilt. At one point I thought I had the top all done and then decided I wanted it more bedspread size so needed to make 24 more block of which I have 3 more in the process.

Then it will be ready to put the sashing and cornerstones in-between the blocks (which are cut and ready to sew) and get on the LA. I haven't quite decided yet how big the borders will be or if it will have one or two. I have been trying to decide if I wanted to change on the last row, how the snomen hang. What I mean is as it hangs off the bed have the hanging so you see them the right way rather then like the main top part will be. "Clear as mud" right? Like in the below picture if you look on the left you can see the ones I have turned so if someone is standing on that side the will see the snoman looking at them.
Close up
Also, on my agenda has been 4 more of the Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks
4" #49 and #50 Farmers Wife

3" Farmers Wife Blocks #49 and #50
I will be getting a picture soon of the 1st 50 and get them posted. Only 61 more to go....Yea!!
Well, you better head over and check out more Design Wall Mondays, just click on the badge to the right and enjoy.
Have a Wonderful Week!!


  1. OMGoodness -- this is a beautiful quilt. I really like the little blocks you're doing in the different sizes and colorways.

  2. I think the snowman quilt is Fab! I also have the Farmer's wife planned next. Sigh, I make changes on the fly on every quilt I make. It will be great no matter what border/s you do!

  3. I love the snowman quilt. The darker sashing really adds definition to the blocks :)

  4. These look like fun blocks to sew. Great idea to turn the edge blocks to have the snowmen facing the right way when it lays on the bed.